BC Data Colloquium: Soyean Kim & Jeff Coleman

  • Date: 02/01/2017
Soyean Kim and Jeff Coleman, BC Safety Authority

University of British Columbia


A risk-based platform for accident prevention strategies


BC Safety Authority’s accident prevention strategy follows a risk based platform, called “bow tie” for ongoing management and prevention of major incidents. The bow tie method draws on the direct experience of safety management team and the data collected from various safety oversight programs in order to identify hazards and to properly incorporate critical controls into management systems. In addition, it raises awareness and improves understanding and risk knowledge of the potential major incidents and the reliance on critical controls that prevent those accidents from occurring. Opportunities exist for greater connectivity among various databases to maximize the risk knowledge, especially the pre incident data based on inspections and post incident data.


Note: this event is the inaugural Vancouver Data Science Colloquium, co-sponsored by CANSSI, the Data Sciences Institute (DSI), the Institute for Applied Mathematics (IAM) and PIMS.

Other Information: 

Location: ESB5104


Light refreshments will be served from 2:45- 3:00pm at the PIMS Lounge, ESB 4133